On my original Ameritrade account, there is an option to receive fill notifications. For those not familiar with the term, a "courtesy fill notification" is notice from the broker that one of your stock orders has gone through. This can be either by Email, phone, or fax, and there is no extra charge for this service. The choice to select a fill notification is found under "Communications" on the "General" tab of the "My Profile" page. And you can get to "My Profile" by selecting "Portfolio & Accounts". In my case, I have the broker call me (through their automated phone system) whenever a trade has been executed. There was a time when a real person would call to notify you of your trade, but that seem like a thing of the past now.
I think that this is a useful feature on my Ameritrade account, but I don't see this same option in the TD Ameritrade accounts that were converted over from TD Waterhouse. I am assuming that you cannot get automatic fill notifications if you had a Waterhouse account. Has anybody else been able to setup courtesy fill notifications from their former Waterhouse account?
2 weeks ago